Friday, September 21, 2012

FAST Search Server 2010 SharePoint 2010

Microsoft took over the search company FAST search and Transfer in the year 2008 and after that Microsoft developed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint that is a fully integrated search server engine.

Benefits we get:

- Now you can see thumbnails and previews of your word or powerpoint files in the search result page. Power point files can be previewed without opening file or even with a PowerPoint client or with office web application.

- By using office application office files can be opened in the browser.

- FAST search provides visual best bets which are pictures or videos that are best bets for several key words.

- FAST Search provides the capability of result refining on metadata associated with all results.

- SharePoint search provides powerful social capabilities search like based on user information like department, skills, city etc.

- Each property can be the base of sorting, configured in the “Sort by” field.

- You can see similar search result in FAST search.

- FAST Search supports language-specific search.

- In FAST Search, custom queries can be set up using the native query language for FAST.

- FAST Search Server 2010 can be scale-out upto 500 million items.

- Can be possible relevance ranking.

- Easy-to-configure sorting and refinement.

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